Exciting News! And More Excting News!!!


Hey there Peeps! I’m popping in with another quick post as we have so much awesomeness going on today! First big news…..

10173696_758922780808502_8874881051895851679_nWe made the team woot woot woot!!!!! I am so excited to be joining this awesome group of super talented designers. I am sooo looking forward to sharing lots and lots of fabulous projects with you on the G45 blog!!!!!

More news?????? Oh yeah…bring it on!

Bonnie has announced her new design team at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I am staying on for another term to share my creations using fabulous RRR trims and goodies.  Check out the rest of the team and leave the new designers a little love…I know I’m going to : )

This has been a week full of real blessings. Oh and the weather has gotten so much warmer….Spring has finally arrived :) Thanks for being a big part of #goteamginny I couldn’t have made it without you!!!!


Challenge #6 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog


Hey there all you fabulous Paper Peeps. It’s time again for another great challenge at C.H.A.C.B.

CHACB-blinkieRemember our awesome prize this month was very generously donated by the kind folks at Hampton Art!


Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit our Website.  ******The prize is the rolling craft cart only and does not include the craft supplies inside  shown for the purpose of display only*****

So the theme this time is a fabulous sketch map designed by Gloria Stengel:

1947659_10203412799188482_1882396757_nI have never worked with a sketch map before……but once I got stared working I really enjoyed it! My take on the sketch:

IMG_3262I thought this was a nice addition to my Easter Decor  : )  

IMG_3260IMG_3261-001Okay…now it’s your turn to take that sketch map and dig into your hoard and create a project so you can play along in our challenge! I can not wait to see what all of you super talented crafters come up with!! Speaking of talented crafters…..my fellow design team Sisters have some really great inspiration for you with their take on the sketch…hop on over and check em out. Don’t forget to leave em a little love for sharing their creativity. Click HERE to go to C.H.A.C.B. to find the linky to play along.

Donna, Glenda, Gloria, Karen, Pam, Tammi, Amber,Christy, Debbie, Jan, Kathy.

Okay that’s all for me today…gonna get outside and enjoy our nice warm weather….have lots of leaves to clean out of the flower beds! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lots of time to be creative : ) G

French Country Shadow Box Collage with Graphic 45


Good morning Paper Peeps!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday so far….I know my kiddos have enjoyed having Spring Break the week before Easter! The weather is finally showing some signs of warming up and the grass is starting to get green….now if only the leaves on the trees would come out : ) I’m dropping in this morning before I head to the shop to share a shadow box collage I created yesterday. I am cra-zy over making shadow boxes now!!!

IMG_3292I used French Country patterned papers from Graphic 45 as well as some beautiful clock images from A Proper Gentleman. The box itself is 10×10 and I had so much fun layering in all the fussy cut images…and of course there is like elebenty hundred foam spacers so I could build in a lot of depth.

IMG_3293These colors are so warm and sunny. I used the clocks and the sunflowers to anchor the bottom corners. It never ceases to amaze me how well the papers from different lines coordinate so you can mix and match them to make your projects very unique.



I added a striped scallop border to the box then layered on the border strip that came on the sheet. It suited my project better to arrange the stripes in a different order…so I trimmed them out and flipped them around so I would have the dark edge up against the stripe to keep it from being pattern overload.


I am crazy about how this clock turned out.  I added some inked Dusty Attic chippies the layered on more of the sunflowers and leaves and clocks.


All along the top of the box I layered in fussy cut images with tags and more of the foam spacers. There are also lots of cricut cut scrollys that I worked in.  To finish off this corner….a sweet banner hangs from Licorice Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3297I cut doubles on the stamp images so I could add an extra spacer and roll up the corners.

IMG_3298This shadow box is very very very very dimensional! This has become my new favorite project : )

Okay…that’s all for me today…gotta get to the shop to see what kinda trouble I can get into! Wishing you all a happy and productive day and lot’s of time to be creative : ) G 

Birthday Card with A Ladies’ Diary from G45


Good morning to all you Paper Peeps! I’m here to wish my very dear friend Bobbie a Happy Birthday!!!!!  Bobbie if you don’t want to see your card….look away now : ) For those who are still here…..I created this card using Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary patterned papers and WorldWin Black cardstock. I’ve also added a beautiful poof bow with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

IMG_3288IMG_3287IMG_3289IMG_3290I hope she  likes her card….I can’t give it to her until Tuesday : (  I’ve got one more birthday card  to whip up this week..then I’m caught up for a little while anyway lol.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Sweet Summer Cherries Projects and Creativity Kit


Hey there Peeps. I’ve been working away at some Sweet Summer Cherries themed projects in the shop….I whipped up a new creativity kit…and spent the day playing with all the fabulous images, crepe fringe and bows! These cards would be great for Birthdays, Get Well, Thinking of You….or even added to summer themed decor.

IMG_3267IMG_3272IMG_3277IMG_3274IMG_3270I used the elements from the Sweet Summer Cherries Creativity  Kit and patterned papers from my scrap and salvage box to create these cards. I’ve got just a few pieces left so maybe today I’ll whip a tag or two : )  Additional trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon: Red Center Stitch Burlap, Red Wrinkle Ribbon, Red Plaid, Red Mini Pom Poms, Sweetheart Blossoms. I’ve also added paper doilys, buttons and Maya Road leaf topped stick pins.

Okay…I’m off to the shop to see what kind of trouble I can get into! Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


New Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello there Peeps! It’s time again for another challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and this time the theme is “Monochromatic”  

I’ve created a fun fry box with bee tags:

IMG_3266IMG_3265IMG_3263My color for the challenge was bright sunny yellow and I added gray and white as my neutrals. That fabby gray bow is made from Silver Satin Crosshatch. I’ve also added another bow of Yellow Wrinkle Ribbon, topped off with Oyster Bakers Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Now it’s your turn to create a monochromatic project and play along at RRR.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative!  : )

Blog Hopping with Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello there Paper Peeps! It’s time again for another fabulous blog hop with Really Reasonable Ribbon!rrr-blog-hop

The DT are sharing their projects we created with the April Ribbon Club Assortment:

ribbonclubaprillge_2014I confess these are not my normal go to colors…..but once I had that package open…I couldn’t stop making projects!

Okay…let’s get ready to hop..you should be coming to me from my BOLB Kathy. If you’re just getting started…..click HERE to head on over to Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings so you won’t miss out on any of the awesomenss!

This is one of the many cards I created with the April Assortment:IMG_3208I used lot’s of pretty patterned papers, vintagy images, some hand painted flowers and Silver Crosshatch Ribbon, and Elise White Crochet Lace.IMG_3210IMG_3209Now you’ll want to head on over to Jessie to see her fabby project. Don’t forget to leave the girls a little love for sharing their creativity! Thanks for hopping along with us!

Wishing you a happy and productive day with lot’s of time to be creative : ) G